Down Syndrome: Sensory Integration, Vestibular Stimulation and Neurodevelopmental Therapy Approaches for Children

Down Syndrome is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills. There are various degrees of sensory integration dysfunctions in children with an intellectual disability. Sensory integration is the organization of sensory input for use. Function of learning depends on the child’s ability to make use of sensory information in order to perceive sensory information from his environment, integrate this information and plan and form purposeful behavior. Sensory integrative intervention, vestibular stimulation, neurodevelopmental therapy approaches are effective methods used as occupational therapy/ physiotherapy interventions in separate or combined programs with educational, behavioral and pharmacological interventions in children with an intellectual disability. To Read More Click Here

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